My friend and former lead guitar player, John Lafollette posted the video of us playing Heaven's Way on Biddeford Public Access TV (a few years back) . Those were good days. The band in the video was on fire and we worked very hard and had a lot of fun. As I was watching it I had that "I need to be PINCHED!" feeling. It's living a dream really, and one I've lived for years.
Watching the video brought me to a place of humility, reverence and thankfulness that God has given me, many times over, the perfect means to write and sing songs for Him with massively talented musicians joining me, creative guys willing and eager to play.
Now that I am older and looking back over my musical "career" all I can do is BRAG on the Lord! My earthly father would often say "don't quit your real job". My heavenly Father encourages my gifts in giving me blessing after blessing when I partake and serve in it.
Heaven's Way tells us that Jesus Christ has won the battle of good and evil, I believe we are in the aftermath ... satan's body still writhing and for some reason the Lord is allowing him to have his way in many situations here on earth. Why? The song asks this too. Some things will not be revealed until we see Him face to face.
My friend John Lafollette (lead guitar in the video above) and I played together for a over a decade. He now lives in Las Vegas with his sweet wife Jamie and son Adam. This guy is the second musician that God put in my life to bless me over and over again. John was a mainstay for years and besides a most excellent guitar player, John has been my friend and a huge supporter and teacher to me as a writer and a musician.
At the moment, John is fighting bladder cancer. I am convinced he will win. Please pray for John, that God heals the cancer in his bladder ... miracle, chemo, radiation or surgery ... whatever God decides to use.
All is good in the Lord, every last thing, amen. L